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1890 Communities Near Watkins ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Watkins in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Watkins.

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Avondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Watkins
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Bamford   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Watkins
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Watkins
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,461 people in 2015)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
 
Bridgeton   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Watkins
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Bridgeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Calera   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Watkins
 - 1895 population of 753 people (with 13,213 people in 2015)
 - Calera had a post office and railroad service
 
Columbiana   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Watkins
 - 1895 population of 654 people (with 4,168 people in 2015)
 - Columbiana had a post office and railroad service
 
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Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Watkins
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
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Falliston   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Watkins
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
 
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Gate City   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Watkins
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
 
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Helena   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Watkins
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,264 people in 2015)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Watkins
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
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Irondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Watkins
 - Irondale had a post office and railroad service
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Watkins
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Longview   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Watkins
 - Longview had a post office and railroad service
 
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Maylene   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Watkins
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office
 
Morgan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Watkins
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
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Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Watkins
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
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Pelham   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Watkins
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 22,885 people in 2015)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Watkins
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Rock Ridge   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Watkins
 - Rock Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ruffner   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Watkins
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
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Shelby Springs   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Watkins
 - Shelby Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Siluria   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Watkins
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Watkins
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Watkins
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Sterrett   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Watkins
 - Sterrett had a post office and railroad service
 
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Tacoa   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Watkins
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
 
Tulse   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Watkins
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
 
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Vandiver   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Watkins
 - Vandiver had a post office and railroad service
 
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Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Watkins
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Wilsonville   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Watkins
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 1,980 people in 2015)
 - Wilsonville had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodlawn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Watkins
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Watkins, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Watkins. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Watkins) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watkins. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3365, Longitude: -86.6942     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Watkins have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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